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Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 7–14 | Cite as

Depth telemetry from the sixgill shark, Hexanchus griseus, at Bermuda

  • Francis G. Carey
  • Eugenie Clark
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Synopsis

Transmitters were attached to two female sixgill sharks, Hexanchus griseus, which were followed in course and depth for periods of 4 and 2 days. The sharks swam slowly (10 to 20 cm s-1) and continuously, generally moving parallel to the bottom contours within a limited (less than 10 km long) area. The greatest depth was an excursion to 1500 m, but otherwise the sharks remained near the bottom at depths ranging from 600 to 1100 m.

Key words

Elasmobranchs Swimming speed Submersibles 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis G. Carey
    • 1
  • Eugenie Clark
    • 2
  1. 1.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstituteWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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